Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia

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Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia
Awarded by
Flag of the Supreme Head of Malaysia.svg
The Sovereign of Malaysia
TypeState Order
Established15 April 1966
RibbonBlue with red edge stripes.
EligibilityCommander:
Former presidents of political parties
Awarded forMeritorious service to the country
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignYang di-Pertuan Agong
GradesGrand Commander / Commander / Companion
Post-nominalsS.S.M. / P.S.M. / J.S.M.
Statistics
First induction1966[1]
Last induction2017
Total inductees47 Grand Commanders
983 Commanders
2,587 Companions
20 Honorary Grand Commanders
121 Honorary Commanders
44 Honorary Companions
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Defender of the Realm[2]
Next (lower)Order of Merit[2]
Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - PSM.svg
Ribbon of the Order

The Most Esteemed Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (Malay: Darjah Yang Mulia Setia Mahkota Malaysia) is a Malaysian federal award presented for meritorious service to the country and awarded by the sovereign.

The order was instituted on 15 April 1966 and gazetted on 30 June 1966. The order has three ranks.

Order ranks[edit]

Ribbon pattern of the ranks
Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - SSM.svg
S.S.M.
Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - PSM.svg
P.S.M.
Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia - SSM.svg
J.S.M.

Grand Commander[edit]

The highest class of the order is the Grand Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (S.S.M.) (Malay: Seri Setia Mahkota Malaysia).[3]

The award recipient receives the title Tun and his wife Toh Puan.

The number of awards conferred is limited to 25 living recipients only at any time. The number does not include foreign citizens who receive it as an honorary award.

The fourteen-pointed star and the collar is made from silver. The badge suspends from the centre of the collar and is similar, but smaller, to the star. The riband is navy blue and has red stripes on the outer edges. The end of the riband is tied with a ribbon.

Commander[edit]

Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (P.S.M.) (Malay: Panglima Setia Mahkota Malaysia).[4] is the second class of this order.

The recipient of this award receives the title Tan Sri and his wife Puan Sri.

This award was limited to 250 living recipients only at any time, excluding foreign citizens who receive it as an honorary award.

The badge and the design of the star are similar to that of the Grand Commander but smaller. The riband has a navy blue background and on both the edges are red stripes. In the centre are red stripes (broad) flanked by narrow ones.

Companion[edit]

The lowest class of the order is the Companion of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (J.S.M.) (Malay: Johan Setia Mahkota Malaysia).[5]

Only 800 living recipients are conferred this award at any time, excluding foreign citizens who receive it as an honorary award. It does not carry any title.

The badge of the Order has the same design and make as that of the Grand Cordon and the Commander. However, it is smaller with a radius of 2¼ inches. The badge suspends from a riband measuring 1¾ inches wide. It has a navy blue background and red stripes on both the edges. The badge is worn around the neck.

Recipients[edit]

Official source

Grand Commanders (S.S.M.)[edit]

The grand commander receives the title Tun and his wife Toh Puan.

Commanders (P.S.M.)[edit]

The commander receives the title Tan Sri and his wife Puan Sri.

Honorary Recipients[edit]

Honorary Grand Commanders (S.S.M. (K))[edit]

The honorary grand commander does not receive any title.

Honorary Commanders (P.S.M. (K))[edit]

The honorary commander does not receive any title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  2. ^ a b "PANDUAN PENCALONAN DKBPP 2018" (PDF). Bahagian Istiadat & Urusetia Persidangan Antarabangsa. Retrieved 5 September 2018. (in Malay)
  3. ^ "Seri Setia Mahkota Malaysia". Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Panglima Setia Mahkota". Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Johan Setia Mahkota". Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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